Week 2 of our series on our values as a church where we will examine and hear about those things that YOU have told us we, as a Christian community, will not waver on.
Last week we heard our umbrella statement: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd values deep and meaningful relationships that cross generations for the sake of the gospel. This week we hear how that is lived through a genuine welcome of all.
What does a genuine welcome look like? For us it about more than saying “good morning” with a nice smile. It’s a “good morning” that comes from a place of care and not from a place of self preservation. Our welcome is also about wanting you to know that there is a place for you at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. And, when we say it, we mean it.
These values are rooted in scripture. This statement is the result of the work of the Strategic Plan team and the many conversations they have had around the data and responses collected through the Congregation Conversation, the Congregation Survey, and conversations with community partners. These values are things that we, as Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, will not waver on. These values are at the core of who we are as a congregation, and they are things that anyone that comes into any experience here at Good Shepherd is going to experience.
Our reading from Romans 12:9-13, our Gospel from Matthew 25:34-45, and our sermon can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4obWndT1UVk&t=357s